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Sparkling Gourami

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Also known as the Pygmy Gourami, this small shy fish is ideal for quiet community aquariums. Best housed with other small and peaceful species, in a heavily planted tank and without too much strong water movement. In the wild, these fish are able to cope with very low oxygen levels in the densely vegetated pools in and ditches they are found in. Occasionally males may argue, especially when breeding, but they should not come to any harm, particularly if a good hiding network of plants is provided. Trichopsis Pumila


Sparkling Gouramis will take good quality flake food, but prefer small items of frozen foods such as daphnia, cyclops and baby brineshrimp. They will also nibble on fine-leaved plants.

Scientific Name Trichopsis pumila
Common Name Sparkling gourami, pygmy gourami
Tank size 5 gallons and more
Temperament Peacefull
Diet Omnivorous
Temperature 25 °C to 28 °C (77 °F to 83 °F)
pH 6.0-7.5
Size 4 centimeters (1.6 in)